hairstyle.com
Search

Chic updo hairstyle tutorial: sleek chignon

/ 04.22.2015
View gallery
  • Chic chignon updo
  • Chic chignon updo

A chic, polished updo is a hairstyle everyone with long or medium-length hair should have in their arsenal for those special occasions where dressing up is compulsory. This sleek chignon is a prime example and it's a whole lot easier to style than the glamorous results suggest!

To get the look, all you need to do is follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with dry hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray throughout and straighten in sections.

Step 2

Spray a boar bristle brush with lashings of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, then brush your hair back off your face. Repeat this process until there is a slight sheen on top.

If you're feeling particularly bold, you can use some gel for a slick, wet look sweep instead.

Step 3

Gather your hair into a low ponytail, but when you pull it through the elastic for the last time, stop halfway so you get a loop.

Step 4

Twist the loop around until it falls flat, with the holes at the sides. Wrap the loose ends around the hair tie to camouflage it, then pin it underneath.

Step 5

Arrange the loop so that the sides curve upward and secure with bobby pins. To make this as easy as possible, use a small net to cover the loop before securing it in place.

Step 6

To add shine and tame any flyaways which may have popped up, mist your finished look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

Products needed

Produkt Online Kaufen

    Special issues

    > See all special issues
    / Special Issue
    Updo hairstyles: tips, trends and tutorials

    A good updo hairstyle can take you everywhere from the gym to a black tie event, so having a few great go-to looks in your repertoire is essential. Whether you have a long, short or medium-length haircut, there's an updo out...

    Follow us

    Most read articles

    HairStyle Wall
    All hairstyles
    • All hairstyles
    • Men's hairstyles
    • Women's hairstyles
    • Ponytail
    • Updos
    • Braid
    • Layered
    • Bob cut
    • Bangs
    • Wet look
    All hair lengths
    • All hair lengths
    • Short
    • Mid length
    • Long
    All hair colors
    • All hair colors
    • Dark
    • Black
    • Brown
    • Red
    • Blond
    All hair types
    • All hair types
    • Curly
    • Wavy
    • Straight